Trainmaster -Childersburg, AL


Date Posted:
Childersburg Line Railroad
HR Company:
RJ Corman Railroad Co/Memphis Line



R. J. Corman Railroad Company is seeking a Trainmaster for its short-line railroad located in Childersburg, AL.

Accountability: Supervises the daily operation of a short line railroad to meet customer delivery schedules. Oversees efficient operation through planning and control of train movement, train crew scheduling, supervising pickup of incoming railcars from main lines, timely delivery of freight to customer locations, and pick-up and return of empties.


· Working with freight sales and customer service personnel, determines the operating schedule necessary to make customer deliveries within specified time frames.

· Upon approval to hire, recruits, selects, places and arranges for job training for all divisional train handling personnel.

· Plans and schedules locomotive usage and personnel assignments to insure operation of trains to meet pickup and delivery schedules.

· Assures procedures are in place for obtaining proper track clearance, and that appropriate communications systems are in place and in working order to insure safe movement of trains.

· Monitors the daily operation of all trains and trouble shoots issues that impact efficient operation.

· Regularly travels right-of-ways to inspect track and traffic problem areas; coordinates scheduling of track repair with RJ Corman MofW.

· Manages the compliance of train operations to company policies, procedures and practices in all areas, including accounting, inventory, purchasing, equipment usage and maintenance, expense and time reporting, human resources, safety and DOT.

· Recommends wage and promotional changes concerning divisional personnel to the GM.

· Manages labor, equipment and other costs within pre-approved budgets.

· Establishes safe operating procedures for employees, vehicles and equipment under his supervision; assures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local employee safety (FRA and OSHA) and DOT regulations.

· Insures timely reporting and investigation of employee injuries and train accidents. Develops corrective and preventative action in response to injuries and accidents.

· Assures that training plans are in place to upgrade employee job skills and achieve FRA-required compliance training.

· Obtains materials and supplies to support train operations.

· Troubleshoots customer complaints associated with train operation and freight delivery; maintains communications and relations with customer personnel when on-site.

· Keeps GM informed of significant operational issues and opportunities.

· Maintains data and information and produces weekly or monthly reports to monitor short line performance.

· Provides other management reports necessary to monitor and continuously improve short line activities as well as fulfill financial reporting requirements of the company.

· Participates in annual goal setting and budgeting.

· Manages and handles rule violation

· Ability to pass training and required testing

· Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements


Specialized or Technical Knowledge, or Education and Experience:

Three to five years experience with train handling in a crewmember capacity, and two to three years specifically as a supervisor or manager of train operations. Prefer specific experience with operations planning and maintenance of good employee relations. Demonstrated ability to develop teamwork and work with all levels of personnel in achieving train-handling objectives.

Physical Requirements:

· Able to perform physical strenuous work

· Requires constant standing, walking, climbing stairs and ladders, and balancing in a safe manner

· Requires frequent stooping, kneeling, and crouching

· Able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 80 lbs

· Able to push and pull with up to 150 lbs of force to throw a switch

Environmental Conditions: Performs duties in primarily outside, job-site environments, in and around moving locomotives, railcars, vehicles and equipment. Frequent exposure to weather elements; and appropriate PPE required for job site visits.

Major or Unusual Problems: Maintenance of teamwork within train operations and with company and corporate groups. Achieving timely and expedited deliveries to customers often in situations beyond the control of the short line.

Benefits:  R.J Corman Railroad Group, LLC is committed to providing its employees and their families with quality benefits. R.J Corman offers health, dental, vision, voluntary short term disability, voluntary long term disability, voluntary life insurance, voluntary accident insurance, voluntary hospital indemnity insurance, voluntary identity theft protection, and flexible spending account benefits to all full-time employees. Other non-health benefits include paid holidays, paid time off, the Work-Life Balance Employee Assistance Program and a 401K retirement savings plan.

R.J Corman Railroad is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to a safe and drug free work place.  R.J Corman performs pre-employment criminal background checks and substance abuse testing which includes a hair and urine drug tests to detect the presence of illegal